Weapons of Mass Distraction By Wm. Dorich

by William Dorich on September 20, 2014

in history, mainstream media, William Dorich (team member)


Occasionally Americans need to be reminded of the words of the famous man of the circus, P. T. Barnum who said “A SUCKER IS BORN EVERY MINUTE” and the media has turned Americans into blind sheep.

Thirty years ago the headlines in the Washington Post screamed… “American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression.”

That same day, the New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.”

Americans were hoodwinked into a war by deceptive CIA disinformation and a media driven by profits and award seekers. Most journalists knew better but the big bucks are an incentive to bury the truth to keep their jobs.

However, there was no “second attack” by North Vietnam — There was no “renewed attacks against American destroyers.” By reporting official claims as ABSOLUTE TRUTHS, American journalists opened the floodgates for the bloody Vietnam War and came to realize the enormous profits that could be made through “Advocacy Journalism” or worse, as a card-carrying member of the Partisan Press.

The pattern took hold and continuous government lies passed on by pliant mass media lead to 58,000 American troop deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries. Agent Orange and Napalm were dropped on the Vietnamese day after day and withheld from the American public.

A few decades later when the war began in Croatia in 1991 the very same media disinformation campaign was unleashed on ignorant Americans…just like it has been launched against Russia and President Putin, with a total lack of responsible reporting.

NOT a SINGLE American newspaper in 1991 reported that Ante Markovic, the Croatian Prime Minister of Yugoslavia ordered the Yugoslav army to attack Croatia, launching that Civil War. Markovic then resigned from his post and fled to Zagreb, fully aware that he had opened Pandora’s Box on Balkan violence.

In much the same disgusting level of reporting, the media was quick to attack Putin for downing the Malaysian passenger plane with a rocket he allegedly supplied to “rebel forces,” in spite of our own satellite evidence that the plane was downed by a Ukrainian jet fighter or that the recovered cockpit was full of bullet holes. The “false flag” attempt to smear Putin backfired on Obama and his minions in the CIA who got caught in their false flag deception.

For over 8 years the death toll of “250,000” victims in former Yugoslavia was reported by every journalists writing about these Balkan Civil Wars—a hideous lie repeated ad nauseam by the entire media without a shred of evidence. They were too consumed copying each others articles. In President Clinton’s last inaugural address he raised the death count to “300,000.” We now know that both were hideous lies and that the actual total number is 96,400 killed on all sides. Was the lie of 250,000 or 300,000 necessary to fan the flames of war on the ignorant American public? Was the impeachment of President Clinton and the scandal with Monica Lewinsky that important to get it off of the front pages?

In 1992 when the war moved into Bosnia, the disinformation campaign began with the “60,000 Bosnian Rape story” written by Tom Post of Newsweek. Buried at the end of his story was his disclaimer that “only 26 women were interviewed” for his grotesque fabrication. I telephoned Mr. Post to ask how he managed to extrapolate 26 into 60,000 rape victims and was told that the number came from the Izetbegovic Bosnian administration. Of course with the headlines screaming on the front pages of every newspaper in the world Mr. Post was not too eager in corroborating his facts. Nor was the State Department eager to expose the truth…

In the end, less than 750 women were raped, one third were Serbian victims. Less than 420 babies were born to these rape victims. UN document #S24491 is the only document submitted to the UN on rape…it is the legal video taped depositions of 800 Serbian women, many of whom identified their rapists. This document was submitted to the UN three weeks before the Newsweek story broke…was that Newsweek article another “false flag” meant to discredit the Serbs and to continue the falsifications of events? Or was this a cover your ass article due to such shoddy media coverage?

In the famous picture of the skeleton-like figure of Fikret Alic, a Bosnian Muslim allegedly imprisoned behind a barbed-wire enclosured Serbian “concentration camp” it turned out that it was the media cameraman that was inside the barbed wire and that Trnopolje was not a Serbian prison camp it was a refugee center.

Pictures of Dubrovnik burning was a media driven hoax in which the Croatians burned old auto tires throughout the walled city and photographed Dubrovnik with a telephoto lens to compress the range…Dubrovnik was not burning it was only smoking. Americans continued to be deceived by the CIA and the media.

Numerous images of Serbian victims were mislabeled as either Croatian or Muslim victims and republished numerous times in spite of the press in Belgrade supplying the names of the actual victims.

Anthony Lewis of the New York Times mocked the reports that “Serbian soldiers were being tortured by roasting them on spits like animals.” I sent Mr. Lewis and his foreign editor Gurtzman images of roasted soldiers demanding a retraction…my letter was never answered and a retraction was never printed.

Ms. Amanpour of CNN became expert at omission journalism as she manipulated facts and details that did not serve her hidden Muslim agenda. “She remained in her suite at the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo never venturing more than 100 meters from the hotel, relying on Muslim runners to gather details on which she was reporting” said UN Major Gen. Lewis Mackenzie of Canada.

The U.S. dropped more bombs on Serbia in 78 days than were dropped on Yugoslavia during 4 years of WWII. The enormous profits made by emptying out 60 years of weapons storage these American corporations who build weapons for the U.S. military saw their corporate stock values explode. President Eisenhower warned Americans about the “Industrial Military Complex” when he left office but elected officials and a pliant media are more than happy to distract us from the facts and the truth to serve this hidden agenda and to rake in newspaper profits.

Today’s enemy du jure is ISIS and the media is once again using their hideous tactics to distract, to manipulate and to fabricate the stories. Between Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Saudi Arabia there are more than a million well-armed troops and we are being led to believe that these Muslim countries are incapable of joining together to destroy 10,000 terrorists’ fanatics without the help of the U.S. military?

The American public is so propagandized by its own government and corporate news media that it mocks the foundation of a Free Society and a Free Press. This deception on such a large scale would be of little consequence if the US were not the most powerful economic and military force on earth.

By design the US intelligence publicized “Al Qaeda,” and Al Qaeda’s Syrian adjunct, “Al Nusra,” by inadequately investigating and defining them through the major news media. Absent meaningful historical context they usefully serve the pretext for America’s terminal “War on Terror,” and insultingly tells the American public that the slaughter of 13 and wounding of dozens at Ft. Hood was “workplace violence.”

A seemingly obvious feature of terrorist forces left unexamined by corporate media is that they are observably comprised of the same fanatic personnel in different uniforms unleashed throughout the Middle East and financed by the Saudi royal family—the strategy proposed during the George W. Bush administration.

With this in mind, ISIS is well financed, militarily proficient, and equipped with modern vehicles and weaponry left behind by the U.S. military who had every opportunity to either remove or blow up most of these vehicles and weapons. ISIS also exhibits an uncanny degree of media savvy in terms of propagating its message in professional-looking videos and on platforms such as YouTube and Twitter.

ISIS even received a sympathetic portrayal in a five-part series produced and aired by the Rupert Murdoch-backed Vice News. Indeed, Vice News’ “The Spread of the Caliphate” is reminiscent of the public relations-style propaganda produced via the “embedding” of corporate news media personnel with US and allied forces during the so-called WMD conquest of Iraq. Weapons of mass destruction never found.

According to “War on Terrorism” by author Michel Chossudovsky, “The CIA—using Pakistan’s military intelligence apparatus as a “go between”—played a key role in training the Mujahedeen. In turn, the CIA-sponsored guerrilla training was integrated with the teachings of Islam. Both the Clinton and Bush administrations have consistently supported the “Militant Islamic Base,” including Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda, as part of their foreign policy agenda. The links between Osama bin Laden and the Clinton administration in Bosnia and Kosovo are well documented by congressional records.”

The media never exposed the fact that 15 retired American generals from MPRI in Alexandria, Virginia went to Croatia in 1991 to arm and train Croatian forces. Nightly “secret” aircraft landed in Croatia and equipped the Croatian army with modern weapons….ignoring the arms embargo placed on Yugoslavia by the U.S.

Four years later these American generals trained the Croatian army to perpetrate “Operation Storm” in 1995, the single largest ethnic cleansing of 230,000 Serbians from Croatia in this entire Balkan war. These generals arranged for the AWACS radar to be turned off so that Croatia could violate the “No-Fly Zone” to bomb and strafe fleeing Serbian refugees…a war crime!

Over 1,170 Serbs were killed during “Operation Storm” and over 900 Serbian homes went up in smoke. Serbs were also dragged off of their carts and wagons and beaten to death… as the media managed to look the other way. Not one single Croatian, or any of these 15 American “mercenary” generals were brought to justice for their participation and planning of these war crimes.

If the CIA, Pentagon, State Department and our American Generals will stoop to these disgusting tactics to deceive the American people they are quite skilled at dragging us into another war about ISIL as they were in dragging us into a war over fictitious Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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1 Edward Spalton September 21, 2014 at 2:03 am

From a British and European standpoint, it was very strange how the EU countries made a sudden about turn and all agreed simultaneously to recognise the Slovenian and Croatian secessions from Yugoslavia . Hitherto only Germany had been pressing for this and the other EU member states had stuck to international law and the Helsinki Accords..

The Maastricht Treaty was being negotiated at the time. This established the groundwork for the euro currency and , without consultation or consent, made British citizens into EU citizens ( including the Queen!) . It was a continuation of the process started by the 1986 Single European Act which contained an obligation in the fine print to accept the principle of the Euro currency.

Mr Major, the British Prime Minister, knew that the euro was unacceptable both to his part and the country. Germany was pressing him hard to live up to the earlier commitment to join. The diplomatic recognition of Croatia was Germany’s price for letting Major off the hook.

At later conferences of the Campaign for UK Conservatism ( organised by Rodney Atkinson) this arrangement was revealed by the then former Conservative cabinet minister, Lord Tebbit and was independently confirmed by Dr. Miroslav Polreich, who was the Czech ambassador to the OSCE in Vienna in the Nineties. Dr. Polreich was convinced that his government could have brokered a diplomatic settlement over Kosovo but was made to desist by German pressure.

British acquiescence and eventual participation in the bloody disintegration of Yugoslavia occurred because of our entanglement in the apparently unconnected EU treaty process. The British press and media were every bit as ” on message” as their US counterparts in working up a hysterical campaign of demonisation against Serbia.

2 William Dorich September 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Thank you for joining in. The unfortunate aspect of what was done to little Yugoslavia, especially since President Obama states that big countries should not trample on little ones only exposes the opposite…that is exactly what the U.S. did to Serbia and what the EU will do to small European nations…it rips their sovereignty to shreds and their votes will no longer count for anything as everything EU makes a mockery of international laws… If the United States could go to war without an Act of Congress, a vote in the Security Council, and in violation of the United Nation’s Treaty, The NATO Treaty, the Helsinki Final Act and trampled on the Geneva Conventions that specifically forbid targeting civilian targets then no country is safe. The EU was not just Hitler’s dream it was his nightmare.

In violating Geneva, the U.S. and her NATO minions bombed 200 Serbian schools, 11 hospitals, 7 nursing home, a Sanatorium, the entire village of Aleksinac (400 homes) killing 17 and wounding dozens. This village was miles from any Serbian military targets; the bombing of the Chinese Embassy; moving trains, including passenger cars and buses. The use of cluster bombs on civilian populations is truly grotesque followed by ten years of refusal by Gen. Wesley Clark to release the maps where they were dropped insuring that dozens more would be injured or killed. The deliberate NATO planning and destruction of the oil refinery on the banks of the Danube River polluted that river for a thousand miles through 7 countries. As though these violations were not vulgar enough, we used uranium tipped bombs that have destroyed the water table in the Belgrade area for the next 600 years or more and perpetrated an increase of cancer rates by 3,000% and a 3-fold increase in birth defects in Serbia. The bombing of Belgrade television killing 14 people reveals the depth of this cesspool called “democracy” and the contempt the U.S. has for real freedom of speech and freedom of the press. There are too many responsible for these war crimes to list here but at the top of my list is Clinton, Albright, Blare and Clark who should be standing in the dock at The Hague.

After WWII the U.S. adopted the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe…we spent $17 billion dollars on that effort…this represents about $170 billion in 2014 dollars. In bombing Serbia we spent $7.5 billion and have only provided $5 billion in aid to Serbia to rebuild their country and the 63 bridges we downed. Even V.P. Biden said “the U.S. would not provide any aid for Serbian flood victims because Serbia (had the audacity) to accepted humanitarian aid from Russia.”

Europe needs to wake up from this nightmare to finally realize that power corrupts and ultimate power in the hands of a few nations is called slavery, dictated by money and greed. The EU was born as a miscarriage in a botched abortion by Hitler, the resulting birth defects continue to corrupt and destroy sovereign rights…don’t allow yourself to be hoodwinked into giving away your human rights as well.

3 Harvey Steele September 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

naw. there are NO ignorant americans. where I work most of the workers know the line up bNWA of their favorite team players. how not ignerent is that?
so why should they know who their representative in DC is.
I asked, they know nothing of our government and walk off saying they do not want to talk of politics. if who represents you in DC is politics, then sports is circus maximus for the dummies.

bill Clinton is indeed a war criminal
and w and barry soetoro.

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